Mount Vema has introduced an Act to make provision with respect to naval, military and air forces of certain other countries visiting the Kingdom of Mount Vema. The act applies to South Africa, United Kingdom, Brazil, United States, Canada, Portugal, Uruguay, Namibia, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ghana, Germany, France and any country that His Mount Vema Majesty King may approve by order.
A certificate issued by or on behalf of the appropriate authority of a country, stating that a body, contingent or detachment of the forces of that country will be, is, was at a time specified in the certificate, present in the Kingdom of Mount Vema, will be considered conclusive evidence of the fact stated.
According to the new legislation, if requested by the appropriate authority of that country, Mount Vema may from time to time by general or special orders direct members its forces to arrest any person, being a member of a visiting force, who is alleged to be guilty of an offence punishable under the law of that country and to hand over to such service authority of that country as may be designated by or under the orders.
Offences include hijacking on board a military aircraft in the service of that force or consists of inducing or assisting, in relation to such an aircraft, or hijacking a warship in the service of that force or any other ship used as a naval auxiliary in that service or consists of inducing or assisting, in relation to any such warship or other ship.
The Act comes into operation tomorrow however, His Mount Vema Majesty may by Order appoint different dates in relation to different provisions of the Act.
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination